Sports / Outdoors – 9/19/2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 19, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: September 19, 2003

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North Panola Meets Palmer
   in Homecoming Tonight
The North Panola senior class maids, homecoming queen and Mr. and Miss North Panola will be presented tonight at the homecoming game, along with the freshmen, sophomore nad junior class maids not pictured.

Senior maids and their escorts include (front, l to r) Candace Armstrong, Joann Salter, Shenna Ward, Queen Brittney Lowe, Miss North Panola Jessica Lyles, Jakeeta Ward and Stephanie McGhee; (back, l to r) escorts Eddrick Gassion, Vonkeitrick Reed, Damaso Taylor, Mr. Homecoming Joseph Kimp, Mr. North Panola Nicholas Thompson, Dexter McKinney and Cordaro Moore.

There is a new excitement in the air surrounding the North Panola Cougar (1-2) football team coming off a big 46-12 win over Holly Springs last week.

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The Cougars are celebrating homecoming this week and Brittney Lowe was crowned homecoming queen at the annual coronation held Wednesday night.

Cougar head coach Brown Walker was full of praise as he talked about the impact of the defense and special teams in last Friday night’s game.

"A win under your belt always helps," Walker said.

Marks Palmer enters the game 1-2 overall after back-to-back losses to Drew and West Tallhatchie, respectively.

Drew shut out Palmer 8-0 and West Tallahatchie defeated the Palmer Dragons 14-8 last Friday night.

Tonight is the first district game for both teams.
North Panola will present the homecoming court during halftime. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Tigers and Hornets to Clash Tonight

The No. 1 South Panola Tigers (3-0) will return home to host the 2-1 Greenville-Weston Hornets.

The Hornets are in a different spot on the roster due to reclassification this year.

When West Point and Grenada both came back into North 5A, some major changes took place in 1-5A and 2-5A. West Point took back a spot in 1-5A, but there was no more room for Grenada and Greenville-Weston. Both ended up in 2-5A and no longer district games.

Therefore, Greenville-Weston ended up as the fourth game on the Tiger schedule and West Point is the last game.

The Tigers defeated the Hornets last year 35-14. The Hornets started off the season with back-to-back wins against Cleveland East Side 19-12 and Greenwood Elzy, 21-6, respectively. Last week, they ran smack into the claws of the Clarksdale Wildcats and lost 24-6.

The Tigers on the other hand have been having fun this season, having scored 150 points and gave up only 22. They have scored at least 42 points in all three games and shut out two opponents.

The Tigers will be on Tiger Field tonight for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

She’s Out
Even after kicking up all that dust, the Marshall runner was out at homeplate thanks to the accurate catching and tag of catcher Madison Kilgore. The Lady Green Wave defeated Marshall 7-3 Tuesday afternoon. Their last regular season game is Monday, Sept. 22 at Tunica at 4 p.m.

Associated Press Polls 9/15/03

1. South Panola (10) 3-0 – 172
2. Wayne County (8) 3-0-169
3. Oak Grove 3-0 – 127
4. West Jones 3-0 – 101
5. West Point 3-0 – 92
6. Southaven 2-1 – 66
7. South Pike 3-0 – 42
8. Grenada 3-0 – 41
9. Starkville 2-1 – 29
10. Corinth 3-0 – 22
11. Harrison Central 2-1
12. McComb 2-1
13. Collins 2-1
14. Picayune 2-1
15. George County 2-1
16. Columbus 2-1
17. Provine 3-0
18. Pontotoc 3-0
19. Moss Point 2-1
20. Greene County 1-2


Winless Indianola Looks to Stop Green Wave at Homecoming

The North Delta Green Wave (1-2 overall, 0-1 district) will host the Indianola Colonels (0-3 overall) tonight for their homecoming.

The Colonels will arrive at the Green Wave field hungry for a win. Indianola is coming off a 23-22 loss to Washington School last week. In the past few years, this game between the Green Wave and the Colonels has turned into a big rivalry game.

The Green Wave are coming off of a loss from district foe Kirk Academy who is leading the district with a 2-0 record.